Australian Canoeing - Sea Kayak Guide Award Course
The JBK - Australian Canoeing Sea Kayak Guide L2 Award Course is designed to give you the training you need to be able to assess the risks involved in an activity, to conduct a program accordingly, and to provide clients under your guidance with the necessary information they need to have a fun and exhilarating day on the water. The Australian Canoeing Sea Kayak Guide L2 qualification is a stand alone award, and an essential step towards becoming and Australian Canoeing Sea Kayak Instructor L2.
The Award covers certain units of the TAFE Outdoor Recreation Certificate IV qualification,, VET ( Vocational Education and Training Scheme ) which through Statement of attainment is Nationally and Internationally Recognized. The AC Sea Guide Award is the necessary qualification to work in the Kayaking industry as a Professional Sea Kayaking Guide in Australia and around the World.
Candidates will be assessed and upon successful completion, attain the Australian Canoeing Sea Kayak Guide L2 Award. This Nationally and Internationally Recognized Award enables the holder to Guide groups of novices on activity and expedition based programs in sea kayaks at sea defined as outside of estuaries, embayment’s or other sheltering reefs or islands in moderate conditions as listed below:
Below “strong wind warnings” conditions (forecast or observed of greater than 22 knots)
Assessed in minimum winds of 11–16 knots
Areas of exposed coastline that is simple, not involving overfalls, tidal races, difficult landings or open crossings may be included
Crossings of less than 10 nautical miles
Breaking (overtopping) waves (sea) up to 1 m
Surf to 1 m.
Operations may also be conducted in conditions that exceed the above where a documented hazard identification and risk management process has been undertaken to ensure the participants skills and equipment are appropriate to the environment.
model Sea Skills set efficiently and safely
Conduct sea activities including trips and multi-day expeditions in winds to 16 knots, at sea:
arrange group food and equipment
manage the launching and landing of a group of novice paddlers in surf to 1 m
manage a group of novice paddlers on a trip
manage multiple rescues in fresh conditions
manage tows in fresh conditions
Demonstrate re-enter and roll in fresh conditions at sea.
The holder of an AC Sea Guide Award will demonstrate knowledge of the following:
AC’s role, membership structure, your rights and responsibilities
Safety Guidelines, Minimal impact Guidelines, Risk Management Policy, Incident reporting requirements
Hazard identification and risk management program for a sea trip
Plan sea kayaking activities
Understanding of selection of launching and landing sites
Interpret weather for day sea trip
Licensing, permits and other legal and behavioral laws and requirements
Operate communications systems and equipment
Knowledge and maintenance of craft
Maintaining log books
Minimal environmental impact.
Candidates of the AC Sea Guide Award will have to produce a verified log showing over the previous two years at least:
Three guided sea activities of at least three hours duration as an observer under training or as an assistant Guide.
The holder of an AC Sea Guide Award will have to demonstrate the ability to:
Brief a group of novices on:
purpose and duration of trip
setting up the craft
launching and landing in surf
strokes as required
group movement requirements
actions in the event of an emergency
Manage a sea trip:
establish and maintain an effective communication system within the group on the sea
deliver directions in a clear and concise manner
The holder of an AC Sea Guide Award will demonstrate the ability to manage a group of novices during Day Sea Kayak activities:
Coordinate group packing
Manage surf launch and landings
Monitor and manage group welfare
Manage route and group movement based on prevailing conditions
Manage multiple capsizes and emergencies
Next Course Dates to be advised.
Course Price $450.00
Please Note: There is no assessment involved in this program. Assessment needs to take place on a separate day by arrangement and an examinable assignment needs to be completed as part of this assessment.
If a Candidate wishes to Guide Multi-day and overnight activities then they are required to complete the Australian Canoeing Overnight Camping Endorsement as a separate Component. This endorsement is designed for Sea Guides and Instructors who wish to run multi-day and overnight activities and Candidates will need to demonstrate the ability to guide a group of paddlers including novices on sea activities requiring the following skills:
1. Run an overnight campsite
2. Instruct preparing for an expedition
A current Sea Guide or Instructor award plus having completed Three multi-day or overnight trips are per-requisites for this Endorsement.
AC Sea Guide Course Includes;
* All Sea Kayaking Equipment including Sea Kayak / Paddle / PFD2 / Spray deck / Tow Line / Paddle Float / Paddling Jacket.
* Courtesy Transport If Required / National Park User Fees where applicable.
* Tuition & Workshops on and off the water.
* Course Notes.
* Australia Canoeing Paperwork.
Contact our Professional Team of Instructors ad Assessors for more details.
Please note that if you will be guiding multi-day expeditions you will be required to complete the AC Overnight Camping Endorsement once you have been Assessed for your AC Sea Guide Award. Please contact us for more information.
Phone : 02.4441.7157